Monday, June 27th 2011

Crytek Makes Slurpy Eye-Candy out of Crysis 2 with DirectX 11 Update

Crytek today delivered on its promise to the PC gaming community by giving Crysis 2 a potent dose of updates that enables jaw-dropping new graphics and eye-candy on capable PCs equipped with DirectX 11 graphics cards. The updates consist of a primary patch, version 1.9, that lets you install the DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade (free DLC), and the optional High Resolution Texture Pack (another free DLC).

The DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade brings with it redone maps, objects and models that are enhanced with Tessellation and displacement mapping, that greatly increases geometric detail. Next, is a suite of new lighting effects that DirectX 10 and 11 introduced, including higher quality HDR motion blur, and DirectX 11 depth of field with Bokeh shapes. To install the DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade, your Crysis 2 installation must be patched to version 1.9, and the PC must have a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.



DOWNLOAD: Crysis 2 Patch v1.9 | Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Upgrade Pack* | Crysis 2 High-Res Texture Pack**install patch 1.9 first

It doesn't stop there. The High Resolution Texture pack adds to the eye-candy with highly-detailed textures for pretty much all objects and surfaces, which complements objects with geometric detail enhanced with tessellation. To install this patch, you need a graphics card with at least 768 MB of video memory (in case of dual-GPU cards, each GPU system must have at least 768 MB), and you need 64-bit Windows 7 or Vista.

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89 Comments on Crytek Makes Slurpy Eye-Candy out of Crysis 2 with DirectX 11 Update

#1
AltecV1
at least its a pretty turd now
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Looks good. Now go make a Jedi Knight game.
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
need w1z to use this in his benches.
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#6
buggalugs
12 GB of download data is going to take some time.
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#7
digibucc
yeah - i stopped playing months ago. i will give it a try for sure, but just how it all went
down is still pretty disappointing.

though, they did get it out - i wasn't even sure that would happen. so i can't be TOO disappointed.
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
ill buy it when its $5 on steam.
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#9
mysticjon
why is the dx11 upgrade pack only 545mb when it clearly says 4.5gb??
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#10
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: Easy Rhino
ill buy it when its $5 on steam.
Ditto. Even though this game made me hate Crytek. I still like cheap eye candy...
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: buggalugs
12 GB of download data is going to take some time.
TPU download server is misreporting the file sizes. We're fixing it. The file sizes you end up downloading (from our servers), are 137 MB (patch), 550 MB (dx11 upgrade pack), and 1.65 GB (hi-res texture pack).
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#12
mysticjon
by: btarunr
TPU download server is misreporting the file sizes. We're fixing it. The file sizes you end up downloading (from our servers), are 137 MB (patch), 550 MB (dx11 upgrade pack), and 1.65 GB (hi-res texture pack).
okay sounds good
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#13
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
btarunr is on the case, people!
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#14
the54thvoid
Checked my G19 afterburner display and it's using 1501MB of memory. Leaves me 35 MB spare then... But it's running smooth :)
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#15
TheLaughingMan
by: Easy Rhino
ill buy it when its $5 on steam.
Crysis 2 was removed from Steam due to a violation of the Steam agreement (most likely on purpose). It is not an Origin only game. Sorry Easy.
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
hrm, well then i guess ill buy it when it hits the bargain bin at gamestop.
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Fixed file size reporting.
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#18
alexsubri
Wait...so I have to reinstall Crysis 2 for the patch!?
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#19
arnoo1
jeej finally, but i have to wait until i have some cash and until keplar comes out xd
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#20
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: alexsubri
Wait...so I have to reinstall Crysis 2 for the patch!?
No, you can patch right over your existing Crysis 2 installation.
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#21
devguy
Next, is a suite of new lighting effects that DirectX 10 and 11 introduced, including higher quality HDR motion blur, and DirectX 11 depth of field with Bokeh shapes. To install the DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade, your Crysis 2 installation must be patched to version 1.9, and the PC must have a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
So no DX10 support?. I personally have a DX11 card, but a friend of mine with an HD 4870x2 will be wanting to know how much his card is supported here. Can any of you DX10[.1] goers give it a try?
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#22
alexsubri
by: btarunr
No, you can patch right over your existing Crysis 2 installation.
im sorry, im confused :slap: , I downloaded all patches , I run Crysis 1.9 Patch and it says Crysis 2 cant be found
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#23
RejZoR
This should have arrived with the game on release, not 3 months later...
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#24
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: RejZoR
This should have arrived with the game on release, not 3 months later...
life's a bitch and then you die.
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